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By Alison Hodgson, Senior Project Manager, Industrial Initiatives
Don’t miss NYCxDesign, a citywide celebration of design from May 10-21, 2013 to kick off year-round design happenings and events in New York City. From studio tours and talks to exhibit openings, NYCxDesign opens the inner workings of the world’s design capital for public view and interaction. You can find a searchable listing of all NYCxDesign events at nycxdesign.com, but here are our picks:Read More
Meet the robots that keep you safe, explore the reaches of space and take the place of your pet parrot.
Join Honeybee Robotics, HUGE and NYCEDC for Extending Human Reach, an evening of thought-provoking presentations and exciting live demonstrations in celebration of National Robotics Week. Extending Human Reach showcases the full range of robotics activity in the City, from the application of advanced academic research to the startups aiming to make robotics accessible to the public.
Presenters include Stephen Gorevan, a pioneer of space robotics who is also co-founder and Chairman of Honeybee Robotics. He...Read More
Today we announced the six finalists of New York’s Next Top Makers, a competition to promote innovation in New York City. Next Top Makers is designed to act as a business accelerator for New York City-based product entrepreneurs, inventors and makers, where finalists will receive assistance on the path to commercialization in the form of studio space, business support and mentorship from industry experts, including Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried (recently named Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 Entrepreneur of...Read More
With the Next Top Makers deadline pushed back to Wednesday, February 20, there’s another week to turn your product idea into a business. New York’s Next Top Makers asks submitters to pitch their products concepts or prototypes and tell us what they need to get to market.
Six finalist teams will participate in the Top Makers Studio Phase from...Read More
Come celebrate MAKE magazine’s 3rd annual Maker Faire in New York, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10am – 7pm
Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 10am – 6pm
Where: New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Part science fair, part county fair, and part...Read More
By Miquela Craytor, Director, Industrial Initiatives, Center for Economic Transformation
The Industrial Business Advisory Council, a cornerstone of the Bloomberg Administration’s initiatives to support the industrial sector, is set for its first meeting on August 1. This advisory body will ferment the working relationship between industrial businesses and the City agencies and policies that support them.
The City’s industrial sector plays an important role in diversifying the City’s economy, providing well-paying jobs to New Yorkers and enabling local consumption....Read More
On June 26th, groups of business owners, developers, non-profit workers and real estate brokers filed into an industrial complex in Williamsburg for Demystifying Industrial Development, an NYCEDC event featuring a panel of savvy industrial business owners and representatives from development agencies that have worked to retain and expand industry in NYC.
After networking, watching videos from the Make It Here Series, and speaking with representatives from business support services like Made in NYC and New York State Environmental Research and Development Agency ...Read More
Last Wednesday evening at BMW i Ventures incubator was not an average night; with the backdrop of floor-to-ceiling river views, an arduino-controlled LED installation hung from the ceiling, a MakerBot Replicator hummed away, and visitors spun interactive Turn Table lights. (See slideshow of our event installation.)Read More
Are you an industrial business? Learn specialized growth and development strategies from experts through NYCEDC's New Industrial Growth Initiative, a free program for qualified small industrial businesses. Join a 4-hour workshop, Listening to Your Business™, which will take place in each of the five boroughs. Participants can apply for further technical assistance that will begin in September. Selected applicants will then compete for three prizes of $50,000 to put toward their business growth.
Industrial Growth Initiative:...Read More
As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to help grow the manufacturing and industrial business sector, NYCEDC issued the Industrial Space Modernization RFP to allocate up to $8 million from the City Council Small Manufacturing Investment Fund, which subsidizes capital improvement costs for the subdivision and modernization of existing underutilized industrial spaces in NYC. The Request for Proposals aims to help incentivize needed capital improvements and create appropriately-sized and modernized space for small industrial businesses, including manufacturers. Small...Read More